On April 30, I set a goal for myself to not drink diet cola for the month of May. I posted this decision on Facebook as a way of creating a virtual support group. Today, June 1, I owe that group a status report. Bottom line: I stayed away from all carbonated drinks the entire month. My only drink was water. No cola, no coffee, no caffeine.
Mostly, I did this by saying "not this time" whenever the option came up. Many times it was easy, a few times it was hard. For me, hardest was at a movie where dinner was served during the movie. It would have been so easy...
My conclusion: save the willpower for the few times it is needed. Look for alternatives. Believe it is possible, and try using social media as a virtual support group.
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